Letters To The Editor

Supports proposal

To the Journal editor: The Michigan Supreme Court case Citizens for Protecting Michigan’s Constitution vs. Secretary of State was decided July 31. At issue was whether a ballot question to amend the state constitution making a commission to draw district lines was too overreaching to be ...

Wright letter lauded

To the Journal editor: The Aug. 9 edition of The Mining Journal featured a letter to the editor written by Jesse Wright. Such an articulate missive as this is worthy of a world-class newspaper much less a small town daily like ours in Marquette. The thoughtful analysis presented by Mr. ...

Sale of Heartwood parcels ill advised

To the Journal editor: I’ve been out of town a few weeks and upon my return I am made seriously heartsick to learn of the sale of several strategic parcels of the Heartwood properties. As this (was) the weekend of the Ore to Shore Epic mountain bike race, this news was both stinging and ...

More info needed

To the Journal editor: This is a regional news item, from Petoskey on Aug. 1, reference to a mid-July incident: PELLSTON — Michigan state house Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) was recently detained at Pellston Regional Airport after TSA personnel discovered a loaded, unregistered handgun ...

What is truly ‘American?’

To the Journal editor: Standing during our national anthem is a custom, not a law. It is like baring/covering one’s head in church, or holding the door for someone. The First Amendment guarantees that it never will become a law. Those who condemn others for not standing violate the spirit ...

Beware of columnists, politicians

To the Journal editor: What prompts this letter are two versions of the same coin; one, an opinion by syndicated columnist Mark Shields in The Mining Journal and one by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on cable TV. Mr. Shields on an exploding deficit due to the Republican tax cut and Ms. Cortez on ...

Sprucing up the area

To the Journal editor: I would like to take time to thank The Mining Journal for the opportunity to share my feelings in their comment section as I have done on many occasions in the past. In today’s world of news media, that is becoming rarer and a privilege. Traveling on Division ...

Bannans thankful

To the Journal editor: Bob and Sandy Bannan wish to thank all the folks who pitched in, donated and contributed in any way to our recovery from our fire of April 2017. We are still trying to find the groove in our new home and environment and get totally settled. Therefore we are not as ...

Final show great

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Superior String Alliance Board of Directors, staff and students, I would like to thank the Michigamme Township Board for opening the Michigamme Township Hall to us for our high school session final concert. The Superior String Alliance is a nonprofit ...

Forum showcased city candidates

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit, we would like to extend our thanks to all those who helped make the Marquette City Commission Candidate Forum, held on July 25, a rousing success. The feedback from the audience (a full ...

Writer battles rare eye disorder

To the Journal editor: I am an average person, with only one thing that makes me who I am. I have a rare eye disease, Coats’ Disease, which is a nonhereditary disease caused by abnormal development of the blood vessels behind the retina that can cause full or partial blindness. The leaky ...

Physician lauded for assistance

To the Journal editor: A few weeks ago during a routine colonoscopy, Dr. Van Popprin discovered a large mass in my husband’s colon. The colon was almost blocked and there was no option except surgery. Due to other serious health problems, surgery was an issue. The doctor felt it was most ...

Camp New Day was tremendous success

To the Journal editor: Thank you to all who helped Camp New Day U.P. have a great 2018 camp. We had 22 exceptional campers from across the Upper Peninsula, the weather was good, the counselors were very good and good time was had by all. This was our seventeenth year and the board members ...

Restaurant a joy

To the Journal editor: We enjoy going to Our Grille in Gwinn. The staff are so friendly and make you feel right at home. They are like family. They have such a positive attitude and make you feel welcome!! The food is excellent! We are so glad they decided to come to Gwinn.

Citing Econo Foods for support

To the Journal editor: For some years now I have seen pictures in The Mining Journal of Zach Quinnell of Econo Foods presenting checks to various area organizations, while also personally observing the in-store fund raising efforts that are supported. And recently, when I approached Mr. ...

Rights and justice cited

To the Journal editor: As part of celebrating Labor Day that honors our workers for progressing the prosperity and well-being of our country, we define, justify, and apply justice to declare just worker rights. What is justice? Justice is revealed in our history when we progressed from ...

Golf outing a success

To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank the Marquette individuals and businesses that supported the Michigan Corrections Organization Crisis Fund Upper Peninsula Golf Outing July 20. They are Mark and Kelly Rankin, Larry Henley, Modeltown Express, Smarty’s Saloon, G.E. Builders and ...

Hockey league thankful for support

To the Journal editor: On behalf of Iron Range Hockey Association, we would like to thank the community, team sponsors, and local businesses for their support in our youth hockey program. Our 2017-2018 team sponsors: Joel R. Dank MD, Negaunee Lions, Fox Negaunee, Jim’s Jubilee, OK ...

NHS softball team, coach lauded

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Randy Carlson and assistant coaches Bryon “Cubby” Nelson and Pat Thomson and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity girls fastpitch softball team on a great season. Great job to five seniors, Chloe Gantz, Alexis Hill, Malorie Munson, ...

Is GOP waking up?

To the Journal editor: The Trump presidency has been a blessing in at least one respect: we now know who are the principled Republican conservatives. George Will, Mona Charen and Joinah Goldberg are Republican columnists whose anti-Trump writings have elevated them to a respected stature. ...